Lowell Busman

For many years Lowell Busman was an instructor and researcher at the Oklahoma State and also at the University of Minnesota in the Agricultural Sciences department. During that time the draw towards ministry increased and he left soil sciences to study at Bethel Seminary and then join the SVC staff. Lowell and his wife Carol have two grown children, Timothy and Christina. In his spare time Pastor Lowell enjoys running, carpentry, and reading.

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Tim Hatt
Assistant Pastor

Tim joined us this year as assistant pastor. His background in missions and cross-cultural studies provides a solid foundation for working in an international church like SVC.

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Gretchen Christopherson
Education Coordinator

Gretchen helps determine and implement curriculum for SVC. Many of the children and attendees at SVC are still learning English, and Gretchen's time teaching in Asia has prepared her to understand their unique needs. Even after trekking through ten different countries Gretchen still loves to travel and wants to see more of our world. She also enjoys reading, singing, cooking, and putting her Fine Arts degree to work in creative projects.


Elizabeth Silbernagal
Prayer Movement Coordinator

Elizabeth brings her extensive experience leading worship and prayer as well her passion for students at the University of Minnesota lead our prayer movement. With past experience as a 24/7 intercessor in Israel, she also has a heart that beats for the nations!